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Wexford County Council’s communication boards: Chambers Ireland’s 2020 Disability Services Provision award winner

With universal accessibility in mind for Wexford’s brand new public park, the Wexford County Council collaborated with the community and with speech and language experts to develop an interactive communication board for the park’s new playground area, winning them the Disability Service Provision award at Chambers Ireland’s Excellence in Local Government awards 2020.

Ireland Blog Post

Turning keys to prevent homelessness at Fife council

Gavin Smith, Service Manager at Housing Access and Homelessness, Fife Council, tells us about how Fife’s approach united teams from Housing, Building Services and Support Services under the common aim of preventing a homelessness crisis, and embedded a culture going forward that focuses on Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan priorities and service redesign.

Scotland Blog Post

LGIU Fortnightly 2 March: Still unfinished business

The Covid-19 pandemic has been so profound that it can be easy to forget that local government was in crisis long before coronavirus. Partly as a result of a decade of relentless funding cuts, but also because of an absence of strategic direction in nearly all of the areas most important to councils. Hear from…

England & Wales Podcast

Stopping Doing Harm to our Town Centres

Leigh Sparks, Professor of Retail Studies at the Institute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling, tells us about the Town Centre Action Plan Report and its recommendations for reinventing town centres.

Scotland Blog Post

Place and wellbeing after the pandemic

In a new project funded by Research England, the Mile End Institute and the Local Government Information Unit are working together to understand how a public policy agenda oriented towards “wellbeing” and “place-shaping” is faring amid the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic.

England & Wales Blog Post

LGIU Fortnightly 15 February: Sustainability, growth and regulation

In this week’s episode, Ingrid Koehler and Jonathan Carr-West provide an overview of LGIU’s recent work, including our new 20-minute neighbourhoods bundle which outlines the benefits of accessible cities and signposts ideas that can feed into recovery from Covid-19 by building stronger and more resilient communities.

England & Wales, Scotland Podcast

Engaging children in placemaking

How can we engage children in placemaking? Alex Robinson from New Union describes a fun activity for civic-minded primary school kids and tells us about a  placemaking policy hack-a-thon for the grown ups, too.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post